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Ellie Geranmayeh

Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Director of the MENA Programme

Languages: English, Persian
Areas of Expertise: Europe-Iran relations, Iran nuclear deal and associated sanctions policy, Iranian foreign and domestic policy, Iran-Saudi relations

Ellie Geranmayeh is Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Head of the MENA Programme. She specializes in European foreign policy in relation to Iran, particularly on the nuclear and regional dossiers and sanctions policy.Geranmayeh advised European governments and companies on the nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers from 2013-2015 and continues to brief senior policy makers on how to effectively safeguard the implementation of the nuclear agreement. 

Her research focus also covers wider regional dynamics including post-ISIS stabilisation, and geopolitical trends in the Middle East. 

She is regularly quoted by international media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and appears on CNN, Al-Jazeera and the BBC to provide commentary on regional developments.  Prior to joining ECFR, Geranmayeh worked at Herbert Smith Freehills law firm. She graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge. 


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Email: ellie.geranmayeh@ecfr.eu
Tel: +44 (0)207 227 6872

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